Title :

Jedburgh Abbey church : the Romanesque fabric

Author :
THURLBY, Malcolm ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The choir of the former Augustinian abbey church at Jedburgh has often been discussed with specific reference to the giant cylindrical columns that rise through the main arcade to support the gallery arches. This adaptation of the Vitruvian giant order, frequently associated with Romsey Abbey, is here linked with King Henry I's foundation of Reading Abbey. The unusual design of the crossing piers at Jedburgh may also have been inspired by Reading. Plans for a six-part rib vault over the choir, and other aspects of Romanesque Jedburgh, are discussed in association with Lindisfarne Priory, Lastingham Priory, Durham Cathedral and S. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. The scale of the church is allied with King David I's foundation at Dunfermline, founded 1128, and is seen to rival the Augustinian Cathedral-Priory at Carlisle. ;
Pagination/Size :
16 ill. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Architecture ; Eglise ; Grande-Bretagne ; Jedburgh (GBR), Jedburgh Abbey, église ; Reading (GBR), abbaye bénédictine ; Roman (art) ; 1100-1200 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Churches ; Great Britain ; Jedburgh (GBR), Jedburgh Abbey, church ; Reading (GBR), Benedictine abbey ; Romanesque ; 1100-1200 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1995, 125
INIST identifier :
25049534 ;
ISSN 0081-1564 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, Edinburgh
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